Friedrich Bootz

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The functional role of short-, medium- and long-latency responses for the maintenance of upright posture was investigated in twenty healthy subjects standing on a platform which could be rotated in pitch around the subject's ankle joints. Tilting the platform toe-up evokes a stretch reflex in the triceps surae muscle (TS, latency 55–65 ms) and at higher(More)
The functional role of spinal and supraspinal EMG-responses for the maintenance of upright human posture was investigated in ten healthy subjects standing on a force measuring platform, which could be rotated in pitch around an axis aligned with the subject's ankle joint. Voluntary changes of body posture prior to the platform movement by leaning forward or(More)
The aim of this study was to proof applicability of hyperspectral imaging for the analysis and classification of human mucosal surfaces in vivo. The larynx as a prototypical anatomically well-defined surgical test area was analyzed by microlaryngoscopy with a polychromatic lightsource and a synchronous triggered monochromatic CCD-camera. Image stacks (5(More)
RATIONALE The incidence of translaryngeal tracheotomy (TLT)-associated peri- and postoperative complications should be assessed prospectively. METHODS TLT was carried out in operation-theatre under rigid endoscopic control. Peri- and postoperative complications, decanulement and late sequelae were assessed in ENT-patients. In patients of other wards only(More)
Manual segmentation of computed tomography (CT) datasets was performed for robot-assisted endoscope movement during functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Segmented 3D models are needed for the robots’ workspace definition. A total of 50 preselected CT datasets were each segmented in 150–200 coronal slices with 24 landmarks being set. Three different(More)
Epidemiological studies in endemic geographic regions for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) suggested a number of risk factors, including modifications of the p53 tumor suppressor by codon Arg72Pro polymorphism, loss of heterozygosity (LOH) or human papillomavirus type 16 or 18 (HPV 16/18) infection. The p53 Arg72 variant has been suggested to be a(More)
Recently, we characterized fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 amplification as a target for a rational therapy in lung squamous cell carcinoma. Patients harboring this genetic event are currently eligible for treatment with antifibroblast growth factor receptor small-molecule inhibitors in phase I clinical trials. This has the potential to significantly(More)
After craniofacial resection for ethmoid and nasal cancer the resulting defect in the anterior base of skull often is a problem because of liquorrhoea, followed by meningitis and brain herniation. Two approaches were used for surgery of ethmoid and nasal cancer involving the anterior base of skull — the transfrontal and the transethmoidal. The neurosurgeon(More)
Otoacoustic emissions (OAE) are influenced in their amplitude and frequency spectra by the middle ear. The effects of changes in the middle ear transmission mechanisms on transiently evoked OAE (TEOAE) and distortion product emissions (DPOAE) were investigated as a function of static ear canal pressure in 25 normal-hearing test persons aged 18–35 years. The(More)